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    Lufthansa to charge for spirits & snacks on long-haul flights

    Agreed, but I think the cost of PE is enough to cover a couple of G&Ts, I chose that option for comfort, I don’t drink anyway but if I did I think I would want the option for the added cost.
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    Lufthansa to charge for spirits & snacks on long-haul flights

    Ah yes, the gift to New Zealand entrants that keeps on giving.
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    Lufthansa to charge for spirits & snacks on long-haul flights

    I agree but they’re stopping spirits not vino. 1633910984 Yup, another cost saving enhancement.
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    Massive dissapointment

    Agreed on the foot wells, makes it feel like a coffin.
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    Tipping Uber drivers in Australia

    I’m not in favour of American style tipping, where it is less of a thanks for excellent service and more of an expectation by the recipient, my ex & I were in a restaurant in Miniapolis a few years ago, being English it was his habit to tip a waiter discreetly on his way out of a restaurant...
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    AirNZ refunds all passengers after "terrifying turbulence"

    Sure is a gusty place we live in, last year when I returned from the UK, my internal flight was postponed, (fog) cancelled, so put on next flight which was postponed then cancelled finally made it onto the last flight, having retrieved & rechecked my luggage twice, so I rarely use the domestic...
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    AirNZ refunds all passengers after "terrifying turbulence"

    The delays and cancelations on Air NZ normally get you during the winter months, fog is a biggy for internal flights, but unless you are flying in or out of Wellington (notorious for cross winds) it’s rare at this time of year, they had some horrendous weather in the South last week, really...
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    Am I a weirdo? I never use the IFE

    Hell Yes I use it, all the way and all the way back. I try to enjoy every trip from the moment I leave home till the moment I get back, otherwise I couldn't stand all that nonsense at the airport hanging around etc, as for the flight, I board, make myself as comfortable as possible...
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    Flying home to Melb from Colombo all in J on Ek and still jet lagged and shattered

    Re: Flying home to Melb from Colombo all in J on Ek and still jet lagged and shattere Much easier solution: Miers Labs No Jet Lag Homeopathic Jet Lag Remedy, 32 Count. available on Amazon, just follow the instructions, I'm 70, had always suffered from jet lag, live in New Zealand and often...
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    What are airports missing?

    It's easy surely, just go to Changi and see what they have there, just about everything that anyone could need.
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    Security - what's the most senseless confiscation?

    I'm always amazed at the inconsistency, you can't take a nail file, but can take a tail comb, a toothbrush and of course they need you to have a pen to fill out all their stupid forms. Mind you I was pleased to see on a recent journey through Changi airport that they had a water supply to fill...
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    What Steps to make long haul travel more comfortable?

    Sun's always over the yardarm somewhere!
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    What Steps to make long haul travel more comfortable?

    Try searching "British Airways jet lag calculator" in google, follow the steps and be free of jet lag for ever. :D
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    Why fly business? I don't see the value?

    I don't eat junk food, but I'm pretty sure that the difference between the two meals would never be $6K; depends if you like value for money or not, it's the same tin can, but the mark up at the front end of the can is huge. I agree, with the proposer, it doesn't matter what you earn, you are...
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    Duty Free quandry

    DUTY FREE going into The Cooks: The inbound duty is two litres of spirits or two litres of wine and 200 cigarettes (or equivalent). Personal items (including sporting equipment are not dutiable. I’m told that outbound duty free cigarettes are the cheapest in the world. Duty Free into...
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